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John Shrader 17: Boring Poems and I know it was you, Fredo

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FeministShrew

Palmetto Bugs, ugh. We get one in our apartment every once in awhile. They usually come in from outside, usually after the exterminator has been around. The cats always alert us by staring, chasing, & chirping. Those suckers do move fast & they are hard to kill. 
But I'll take them over little German cockroaches any day! Not sure if I ever shared the story of the beautiful, like-new sectional sofa we bought at a Habitat for Humanity Home Store a few years ago...everything was fine until an army of German cockroaches started emerging from it that night while we were watching TV. A sofa set has never been moved out of an apartment so fast! Still makes me nauseous thinking about it .

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Petronella

I think I've read all of the last thread and this one, but I don't get the second half of the title. A Godfather reference, right? (Is it?) Can someone explain it to me? Sounds funny :-)

 

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Jellybean
9 minutes ago, Petronella said:

I think I've read all of the last thread and this one, but I don't get the second half of the title. A Godfather reference, right? (Is it?) Can someone explain it to me? Sounds funny 🙂

 

Paging the lovely @samurai_sarah for help with this — I’m sure it’s funny but I’m woefully ignorant about popular culture so I’m no help!

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Palimpsest
27 minutes ago, Petronella said:

I think I've read all of the last thread and this one, but I don't get the second half of the title. A Godfather reference, right? (Is it?) Can someone explain it to me? Sounds funny 🙂

 

Fredo was the - runt - of the Corleone litter in the Godfather.   Everything he tries to do goes wrong.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredo_Corleone

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Howl
4 hours ago, FeministShrew said:

But I'll take them over little German cockroaches any day!

When I moved to SW Colorado I had two roommates who, along with me, were from Texas.  We opened one of the housemate's boxes with kitchen stuff and a cockroach crawled out.  You've never seen three people move so fast to kill a bug.  We did NOT want to import a roach infestation to a rental house in a new state. 

19 hours ago, Ozlsn said:

Part of me wants to know where she got the uniforms...

She was quite artistic and cut them out of little pieces of colored paper to look like a doorman's uniform. 

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samurai_sarah
1 hour ago, Jellybean said:

Paging the lovely @samurai_sarah for help with this — I’m sure it’s funny but I’m woefully ignorant about popular culture so I’m no help!

It was a Godfather reference that gained traction. :)

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zeebaneighba
22 hours ago, Howl said:

I know.  There are a few of those Palmetto bugs in my bathrooms, although in this house I have never seen one of the little ones.  They are brazen. 

I had a housemate in my distant past who would take dead Palmetto bugs, dress them up in little uniforms, and pose them in the the Roach Motel for pics. 

Our cats loved to play with them.  They would come in through a gap under the kitchen door (crappy military housing FTW!) and come nightfall, the two of them would just crouch there waiting for the palmetto bugs to show up.  They also would come racing when I yelled "bug!" 

The bad part of that is we would find pieces of the bugs all over the main living area of the house every morning. 🤢

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catlady
36 minutes ago, zeebaneighba said:

The bad part of that is we would find pieces of the bugs all over the main living area of the house every morning. 🤢

since pieces would indicate that they were dead, i see this as a good thing! 😆

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zeebaneighba
3 minutes ago, catlady said:

since pieces would indicate that they were dead, i see this as a good thing! 😆

Well, yes, but it was just gross.

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Flossie

One time I found a green marble on the kitchen floor.  I picked it up and noticed that it was lighter than it should be, and somewhat smaller than a normal marble.  Wondering what kids game it came out of, I turned it over in my hand and was grossed out to discover it had a face!  Yep, it was the head of a grasshopper.  One of our cats had recently developed a taste for the little buggers.

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thoughtful
6 hours ago, Petronella said:

I think I've read all of the last thread and this one, but I don't get the second half of the title. A Godfather reference, right? (Is it?) Can someone explain it to me?

I may have been partly responsible for this one. I couldn't resist captioning this picture in a previous thread:

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The reference is to this scene:

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Michael Corleone is telling his brother Fredo that he knows Fredo betrayed him, and is letting him know he is going to be killed.

And now, true confessions. I've never seen the Godfather movies -- too violent for me. But I knew the reference, and that it involved a hug.

 

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SPHASH

Just caught up on John's misadventures.  Not surprised he is a predator and daddy covered it up.  Kudos to the poster who came forward.

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Tim-Tom Biblethumper
2 hours ago, SPHASH said:

Just caught up on John's misadventures.  Not surprised he is a predator and daddy covered it up.  Kudos to the poster who came forward.

Was the poster verified, or did they disappear ala Karen Shupe?

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Ozlsn
10 hours ago, Palimpsest said:

Fredo was the - runt - of the Corleone litter in the Godfather.   Everything he tries to do goes wrong.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredo_Corleone

I sort of knew the reference but I keep reading it as "Frodo" and picturing John as a hobbit setting out on a great adventure. OK at least part of that has been imagining the reaction of the other hobbits to his lack of work ethic,  constant preaching/demanding respect for nothing and general take not give attitude. Somehow I don't think he'd have gotten home from... well the first ditch they could bury the body in.

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Bethella
2 hours ago, Tim-Tom Biblethumper said:

Was the poster verified, or did they disappear ala Karen Shupe?

She supposedly messaged @Curious for verification on January 23 but Curious hasn't commented yet. @TenYearOldJezzie has not logged in since the following day, January 24.

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nastyhobbitses
On 1/28/2019 at 10:31 PM, Palimpsest said:

I expect they are.  But not parachuting - business class on planes at the very least. 

There were some IFB missionaries to Revere, MA, a few years ago.  Their shock at the local culture and their various antics had me in fits of laughter for months.  Sadly, they shook the dust off their sandals and went back home when they failed to get a single convert to their cause after one whole year.

And I just discovered some missionaries to Dublin, Ireland.  Must research!

Pretty please regale us with stories about the missionaries in Reveah!!

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thoughtful
8 hours ago, nastyhobbitses said:

Pretty please regale us with stories about the missionaries in Reveah!!

I want video of people saying things like "Wicked pissah -- you don't need to conveht me -- that's my chuhch, right ovah theah!"

Not mocking the accent -- I like that accent. I just love imagining the sound of locals rejecting idiot missionaries. In fact, that would make a wonderful montage -- people all over the world, in their own style, telling God-botherers off with the local language, dialect, accent and pet expressions.

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danvillebelle
1 hour ago, thoughtful said:

In fact, that would make a wonderful montage -- people all over the world, in their own style, telling God-botherers off with the local language, dialect, accent and pet expressions.

Someone who is good at accents should totally do this - it would get thousands of hits on YouTube.

Did you see James McAvoy on SNL giving instructions in Scottish so thick it's unrecognizable?  I want him to do a Scottish one.

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thoughtful
3 hours ago, danvillebelle said:

Did you see James McAvoy on SNL giving instructions in Scottish so thick it's unrecognizable?  I want him to do a Scottish one.

No, but this conversation made me think of this (impressions, not accents, but such a cute ad):

 

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TenYearOldJezzie
On 2/1/2019 at 12:42 AM, Bethella said:

She supposedly messaged @Curious for verification on January 23 but Curious hasn't commented yet. @TenYearOldJezzie has not logged in since the following day, January 24.

I am still waiting to hear back. Should I message @Curious again?

I am not going away, verified or not. I am here to enjoy the snarky commentary on a mortal enemy.

Since I finally commented, I get full posts and notifications in my email and that's why I've not logged.

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Coconut Flan
19 minutes ago, TenYearOldJezzie said:

am still waiting to hear back. Should I message @Curious again?

I sent a reminder for you.

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missy1228

Re: Palmetto Bugs...

When I was in law school in south Georgia (well, middle Georgia really, but south enough for an abundance of Palmetto Bugs), I had a cat who loved to eat them. I lived in this huge old antebellum house that had been divided into apartments, so had lots of cracks all over everywhere. The only part my cat refused to eat were the little legs... so I would always find little stray roach legs all over my floors. Vomit. But, trade off- I only rarely saw an actual live palmetto bug thanks to that wonderful kitty, may she rest in peace.

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Palimpsest

To change the subject temporarily from nightmarish creepy crawlies,* the news from Kafue is that Bro. Boyd had his 27th birthday on February 2nd.  Esther made him a cake.  He blew out 27 candles to her high pitched squeal of, "Woooooh!  Good job!!!!eleventy11!!!!"  

It sounded as though he was 27 months not 27 years old.  Random picture of three male Shraderlings with the converts at the party.  

Also John has some things that he thinks are definitely worth sharing again, but not with us.  Or he was sharing without permission.

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* I should obviously get a cat.  My dogs are useless at controlling creepy crawlies.

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Petronella
34 minutes ago, Palimpsest said:

Also John has some things that he thinks are definitely worth sharing again, but not with us.  Or he was sharing without permission.

I've been seeing lots of "attachment unavailable" posts from my friends. I think it just means that they shared a post that was "friends only." So, person A posts something. Person B (John) shares it. If the original post was public, then all of person B's friends can see it. If the original post was shared with A's friends only, then B's share will only be visible to people who are friends with BOTH A & B. I think. (And I don't understand why Facebook shows the shared post with people who can't see the main part of it, but their ways are inscrutable.)

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Granwych
On 2/1/2019 at 10:26 AM, thoughtful said:

I want video of people saying things like "Wicked pissah -- you don't need to conveht me -- that's my chuhch, right ovah theah!"

Not mocking the accent -- I like that accent. I just love imagining the sound of locals rejecting idiot missionaries. In fact, that would make a wonderful montage -- people all over the world, in their own style, telling God-botherers off with the local language, dialect, accent and pet expressions.

I usually don't have to say a word.  I point to the witch atop the weathervane on my flower post, point at myself, and smirk.

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